We’ve got a new commenting system!

Some of you may have noticed that we have a new comment system below the posts. It’s called wpDiscuz and it’s been around for quite a few years. As you can see, It looks pretty snazzy. I’ve tried to make it look as good as possible over the last day or so and I hope you like it.

Now, down to business. How do you comment?

To start off we’re going to open up guest commenting. But that’s not going to last very long.

What you’ll need to do is register to comment, at this LINK.

Once you’ve registered you’ll receive a confirmation email (assuming you didn’t make a mistake). Be sure and check your spam first before assuming it didn’t work.



Clicking the confirmation link will take you to a screen where you can create your own password, or accept the super secure crazy password it gives you.

After you do that, you can go into your profile and set up an avatar. It’s at the bottom before the SAVE button.

Then feel free to comment.

There’s more to add to this comment system, but before I spend any real dinero, I wanted you to take it out for a spin.

Be sure to let me know what you think.

If you have any issues, let me know via the tips box on the right. IMPORTANT: Include your email so I can get back to you.

UPDATE:

I should mention that once you are logged in, you should see an admin bar at the top, and your username at the top right. Just mouse over it and you should see a drop down menu with a link to your profile so you can set up your avatars.

Comment Policy: Please read our comment policy before making a comment. In short, please be respectful of others and do not engage in personal attacks. Otherwise we will revoke your comment privileges.
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Trubador
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Is there a way to view my own comment history like there was under Disqus? And if someone likes or comments on one of my own comments, under Disqus as soon as I logged in, I got notifications by my login name at the top of the comments section. I’m not seeing that here. Disqus would also send me an email if others commented on one of my own comment. Another thing that I’m not happy about is that I had a whole history of comments under Disqus that are now GONE. I can’t go back to them, read thru them, search thru them, copy them, etc. Can I even edit a post after the fact like I could under Disqus (to correct factual errors, typos, and to add or delete info) rather than having to make multiple posts? Does it time-out on when you can and cannot edit? I… Read more »

Trubador
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All of the comments history are gone! I do a search for past posts by RS, and they all say “no comments”. Hundreds of my past comments (and many, many thousands of comments history overall) are completely gone! I cannot even search my own comments under the new system. I click on my login name at the top of where you can enter a new comment, and it takes me to a page that says “nothing found”.

I am really pissed about this. This change was not thought out well at all. Has Disqus purged the old comments so that even if you were smart enough to go back to that system will you even be able to recover all those past comments?

You’ve destroyed an awesome community comment system here, guys. I am NOT happy.

C.W. Smith
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Well…I guess I’m back? For whatever that’s worth.

Cobra1
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This is a horrible new format. Why the change? Disqus was soooo much better than this weird system!

57Matty
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test 3

57Matty
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57Matty

test 3 reply

57Matty
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57Matty

I deleted my test comments, but now they are back–and there is no way to delete them???

57Matty
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test 2

MST3K
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Test is good. It’s not exactly a user friendly system. I think Discus is better and not sure why this site was having problems with it.

57Matty
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57Matty

So wp is nothing to crow about, MST3K?

So we have to hit the green bell with every comment?

57Matty
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Damn, I forgot to hit the bell.

MST3K
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I think so. Discus was so much easier to use and see that you had notifications when you clicked on a thread.

57Matty
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test reply

Michelle Lee
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Michelle Lee

Test. smile

CaptBill56
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I think I got all he functions done to create new account, is it just me, or is CAPTCHA about the biggest pain in the a$$? PS: TY to RS guys, love the site!

AT
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There’s an extension you can get where you can stockpile captchas to automatically respond to them. I don’t remember what it’s called, but rather than do one every time, you do one an bank like 30. And it covers the next 30 times you have to solve one.

AT
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AT

So that happened.

AT
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I do believe I’ll miss the Ukranian sexbots promising me a new Range Rover by working from home though.

Zombiewoof
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This new system is just too tedious. Just like when Gretawire changed to a different format.

Dr. Strangelove
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Test. 1 2 3

CaptBill56
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Its working
, I think I just got mine mostly fixed, now to the avatar

Bevery
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You shoukd offer two levels of sign in for comments. I never post anything i will later regret so have little need for privacy or security. I dislike jumping through password hoops when just my email should suffice. Consider this so people like me will comment more frequently.

bopos
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bopos

Thanks scoop for sending the temp password, everything seems to be working now.

Finrod Felagund
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Pah. Won’t let me upload a file to set my avatar.

Update: got it uploaded, but having it in that oval just looks stupid.

RKJames
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After posting and logging out, how come you can’t see your post(s) until you log back in?

Rae from Minnesota
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Success! Thanks for increasing the photo size. smile

nc checks and balances
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nc checks and balances

This one’s even better!

Rae from Minnesota
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Well Scoop, I’m now logged in but can’t upload an avatar to save my life. Every photo is too big according to the 234 KB limit. Don’t know how to solve that one. Any suggestions?

kong1967
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No notifications when someone talks to you. When you try to click on the “like” button it keeps interfering with a popup from a nearby avatar.

It’s as simple as this. If this system does not notify you when someone is talking to you it’s useless as far as I’m concerned. If I don’t figure that out I will be out of here.

56Survivor
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I agree. It is awful to have to scroll way down thread looking for replies to ourselves and others. It will be a disaster on election nights and other big days when the site it very active. It will cause a meltdown of the system and the posters!

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I see some of you are having issues with trying to get a password so you can register. I had the same issue this morning. Apparently, some email providers are not compatible with Word Press.

The best way to handle this is to send scoop a “tip” giving him your email address and he will send you a password so you can log in. Then you can go to your profile and change the PW and your avatar.

Simply look on the right hand side of this page. Scroll up a bit until you see “Submit a Tip”. Send scoop the info and he will help you from there.

Hope this helps.

msliberty
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All of the sudden, I am able to see the new yellow reply box.

56Survivor
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My reply boxes are pink, not yellow. I wonder if I am the only one?

Zombiewoof
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I liked DISQUS because I could easily see responses to my earlier posts and I also go to other sites that use DISQUS. I understand there is some kind of e-mail notification of responses with this new system, but I get enough stuff on my e-mail already and don’t want to mess with e-mails. Although this new format seems to be somewhat OK, I am not sure the change was worth it.

The problems that I experienced with DISQUS at Right Scoop did not happen on other sites that I go to that also use DISQUS. Just my opinion.

kong1967
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I can’t find a setting anywhere to set up email notification. If there is one I hope I find it or I’m out of here.

msliberty
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I just had to post because it was 666 posts & I didn’t like that smile

Charli
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Your new system SUCKS! I registered yesterday but received no email. When I tried to register again this evening, it says my account already exists. I clicked “lost my password,” and have yet to receive an email to reset my password. VERY FRUSTRATING! I miss Disqus…never had this problem. roll

Rae from Minnesota
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Same here Charli. I have yet to receive one email so I can’t even get registered. I’ve tried from my desktop and now my phone. Tonight it said my username was in use so I tried to say I forgot my password but still nothing! Help Scoop!

Marcus Woodson
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My work computer is on a VPN and I couldn’t register until I got home. The password wouldn’t show up and WordPress said my link was invalid

tinlizzieowner
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Tells me I’m already registered?

tinlizzieowner
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Tells me I must log in to comment and then tells me I don’t exist. No e-mail conformations?
Too much trouble, Adios.

Proud Nana
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tin send Scoop your email under Submit Tips to the right , he sent me a temp password is how I finally got here .I hope you don’t give up !

Rae from Minnesota
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Hey Nana, I can’t find the “Submit Tips” area you’re referencing. I’ve answered Scoops posts asking for him to send me a temp password but he hasn’t responded yet. I’m trying but not succeeding!

tinlizzieowner
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Looks like I’m in

Watchman
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If all else fails use a Gmail account, that worked for me.

TJK ✓
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In a sub thread…I can not see who the reply is addressed to.

jlbs
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This may take some time to get used to. For those looking for the yellow boxes, I clicked on the small red box below and to the right of this space, which gave notice as to the number of replies, scrolled down and the replies in the yellow boxes were there! I can’t believe something worked for me! Usually, I’m the one scratching my head.

Proud Nana
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The little pop up boxes of the commenters name and info when I try to like a comment are annoying as all get out , sorry for venting but it’s getting on my last nerve.

msliberty
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Yes, I agree!!! Driving me nuts.

Proud Nana
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Me too, makes my BP go up trying to avoid it , lol.

msliberty
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Yes! lol

Proud Nana
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I hope Scoop can do something about it , it’s maddening !

tinlizzieowner
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Maybe I’ll come back and mess with this later :-/

nc checks and balances
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nc checks and balances

Why do some people have red dots and some have green dots next to their names?

Proud Nana
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Online green and offline red.

nc checks and balances
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nc checks and balances

Really? What if you have stayed logged in (like I did)?

Proud Nana
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I don’t know.

nc checks and balances
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☹️

Proud Nana
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smile

DemocratsRFubar
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Ok – I have a green dot, but when I try and leave a n up vote – it says You must be logged in to vote.

80s Man
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Can we see a notice of replies without refreshing?

msliberty
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I am having to refresh also.

Watchman
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Testing…

nc checks and balances
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Here’s my preliminary thought on this new system:

It reminds me a lot of Obamacare. Yes, like our previous healthcare insurance system, Disqus wasn’t perfect, and it didn’t work well for some, but it worked for most. And when it worked it was a spectacularly FINE system.

But now The Whole Thing has been upturned for a new system that works for some, not for others. But when it does work, I suspect it won’t be nearly as fine a system as a working Disqus.

I am truly sorry Scoop, for feeling this way. I hope to be proven wrong.

56Survivor
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My thoughts, exactly.

Watchman
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I think it takes getting used to. Give it a week or two.

nc checks and balances
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nc checks and balances

I will, Watchman. I’m not giving up.

TJK ✓
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I still think it is your advertising server. Having delay times for threads to display.

56Survivor
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When you guys click on the reply button to open the reply box, do you have to manually backspace “join the discussion” out of the reply box?

Proud Nana
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I haven’t had to 56.

56Survivor
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Join the discussion… Interesting. See here where it stays in my comment? I have to manually remove it every time.

56Survivor
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Whine alert! I miss my disqus……………..just for the record.

Proud Nana
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I have to say I do too even though it could be a real pain . With that said Scoop has been a real trooper trying to help everyone. I love it here, my favorite site to go to for real news. So far this new system is not an easy one . neutral

56Survivor
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Agreed!

nc checks and balances
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nc checks and balances

MeToo!!!!!

sjmom
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I subscribed and am getting all new comments but NO REPLIES to my comments. How do I fix this?
And if it does say I have a reply it doesn’t go to the comment when I hit it? Also not getting the replies in my email…..just new comments???

genXer
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I’m having the same problem, sjmom.

sjmom
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I just unsubscribed and then went back in and there is an arrow to the right. Hit the down arrow and you’ll see the one to get new replies. That’s the only one I hit. Will see if that works.

genXer
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Thanks!

Proud Nana
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Same here sj.

sjmom
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Hopefully Nana you will read this. Go and unsubscribe and then go back into it and hit subscribe again. There is an arrow to the right. Hit the down arrow and you’ll see the one to get replies. Hit that and then the black arrow on the right. Hopefully it will work. Just did it myself.

Proud Nana
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Thanks sj, I will give it a try.

56Survivor
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Scoop, when replying to a post, why do I have to backspace “join the discussion” out before I type my reply? Very annoying.

Danaellen
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Ok, scoop we got our new comment system and tax cuts. No more changes or does it matter considering we are suppose to die in 12 years!

56Survivor
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Honestly, I wouldn’t mind going back to disqus. With all it’s warts it is still a better system than Word Press.

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